Networking/Computing Tips/Tricks

Networking and Computing Tips and Tricks

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Every now and then we jot down some great networking and computing tips.

Usually these have to do with how to do this or how to change that. The subjects are fairly broad when it comes to networking and we encourage both your feedback and contributions to extending any of the tips.

If there is something you need help on or something you would like to see added here, just drop us a line from the "Contact Us" link and we will be glad to try and help.


Below are some good ones. Be careful, not all tips work on all networking equipment nor operating systems.

You should always contact us if you have questions.

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Title Published Date Hits
Tweaking the Wireless Interface - Power Settings, Country etc. in Linux 28 June 2019 Hits: 49
A Terminal Version of T-Shark - we love it! 25 April 2019 Hits: 621
How To Observe if the Web Site you are Browsing Uses QUIC 12 March 2019 Hits: 381
3 Ways to put your Wi-Fi Interface in Monitor Mode in Linux 18 February 2019 Hits: 798
Getting a Virtual Machine to Access Wi-Fi Monitor Mode 18 February 2019 Hits: 850
IPv4/IPv6 Path MTU Discovery Demystified 30 November 2018 Hits: 1053
Creating Delay to a Subnet Tech Tip 14 November 2018 Hits: 510
GNS3 in Linux - Tech Tip - Docker Error 06 November 2018 Hits: 845
The Linux 'ip' Command in Networking 26 October 2018 Hits: 607
Detecting ECMP in Linux using Paris and Dublin Traceroute 24 October 2018 Hits: 776
Linux Starting Point - Commands You Need To Know 16 October 2018 Hits: 384
What is the 'cat' command, and how can I use it? 11 October 2018 Hits: 400
IPv6 Settings (SYSCTL) on Linux 11 October 2018 Hits: 1304
How to use Wireshark to capture between VirtualBox VM's 29 August 2018 Hits: 3250
Zenmap - the nmap GUI 07 August 2018 Hits: 692
Advanced nmap - the nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) 07 August 2018 Hits: 1176
Wi-Fi Network Monitoring & Manipulation in Parrot Linux 06 August 2018 Hits: 1007
GeoIP Add In for Wireshark 2.6 and Later 19 June 2018 Hits: 2045
Capturing Wi-Fi WLAN Packets in Wireshark on Linux 18 June 2018 Hits: 21858
How much GQUIC/QUIC Traffic is there? 25 May 2018 Hits: 866
My Traceroute in Linux 15 May 2018 Hits: 930
Testing/Baselining DNS Server Performance 03 May 2018 Hits: 757
Using Ansible for Network Automation 26 March 2018 Hits: 2506
Is there a lot of QUIC/GQUIC in your Packet Captures? 08 March 2018 Hits: 7554
Using Wireshark to Analyze QUIC/GQUIC Traffic 08 March 2018 Hits: 6845
T-Shark Use in Wireless Networking 07 March 2018 Hits: 1049
Perhaps a top 15 Wireshark Capture Filter List 28 February 2018 Hits: 5214
What is the 'area range' command in OSPF? 24 January 2018 Hits: 2672
What is the “network” Command in OSPF and BGP? 22 January 2018 Hits: 3945
Wi-Fi Scanning Tools List 30 November 2017 Hits: 2373
A Wireshark Wi-Fi Configuration Profile 30 November 2017 Hits: 8528
Capturing Wi-Fi WLAN Packets on Windows for Free! 29 November 2017 Hits: 26678
Deleting Remembered Wi-Fi Networks in Windows and MAC OSx 25 November 2017 Hits: 1433
Real-life Wireless Wireshark Troubleshooting Example 06 November 2017 Hits: 1767
Linux Networking Commands 03 October 2017 Hits: 2146
The DNS System In Depth 19 July 2017 Hits: 3443
Leveraging SSL and TLS Decryption in Wireshark 15 July 2017 Hits: 11877
Wireshark Display Filter Macros 24 June 2017 Hits: 3560
Finding HTTPS Sessions in Wireshark Captures 22 June 2017 Hits: 2644
How do I find all packets from Apple devices in Wireshark? 21 June 2017 Hits: 4860
The TRANSUM tool is now in Wireshark 2.4! 18 June 2017 Hits: 2215
Wireless Report in Wireshark 2.x 18 June 2017 Hits: 1114
Using Netsh to Capture Packets in Windows 11 January 2017 Hits: 8610
A List of Network Monitoring Tools for Network and System Administrators 11 January 2017 Hits: 30813
Using the mergecap Tool to Merge Packet Captures 11 December 2016 Hits: 8507
Wireshark Ring Buffer Capture from the Command Line using T-Shark 09 December 2016 Hits: 6690
A Quick Start for your Favorite Windows Apps 27 November 2016 Hits: 1841
Carving and Parsing Packet Captures 01 August 2016 Hits: 4437
A Minimized Dissector Configuration Profile for Wireshark 18 July 2016 Hits: 2440
Getting Started with Linux - Linux Terminal commands you should know! 28 May 2016 Hits: 4806
Using MAC OSX Preview to save PDF's in Different Sizes 08 April 2016 Hits: 2319
The Purpose of the IP ID Field Demystified 28 March 2016 Hits: 22188
Free Windows Virtual Machines from Microsoft 08 August 2015 Hits: 3336
Setting up Wireshark Name Resolution Files 07 March 2015 Hits: 7059
Controlling Displayed Network Interfaces in Wireshark 07 March 2015 Hits: 67
Basic MPLS LDP Profile for Wireshark 10 January 2015 Hits: 4059
Learning the Network Science Fundamentals 27 December 2014 Hits: 3549
OpenFlow Overview 29 October 2014 Hits: 5370
How To Use 'dumpcap' Natively on your Computer 02 September 2014 Hits: 9840
A Wireshark IPv6 Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 5661
A Wireshark Basic BGP Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 5984
A Wireshark TCP Troubleshooting Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 7186
A Wireshark IPv4 Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 1381
A Wireshark DNS Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 1165
A Wireshark ARP Configuration Profile 31 August 2014 Hits: 1641
The Basics of 'netcat' 24 July 2014 Hits: 5187
GodMode in Windows 21 July 2014 Hits: 4246
Deeper Scanning with nmap 20 July 2014 Hits: 7084
Getting Started with nmap 20 July 2014 Hits: 6200
T-Shark Usage Examples 12 May 2014 Hits: 26925
Using T-Shark for Packet Voice 12 May 2014 Hits: 6980
Coloring Rules in Wireshark 13 March 2014 Hits: 7945
Removing Checksum Calculations in Wireshark 13 March 2014 Hits: 4909
Using Wireshark Temporary Colors to easily see a Conversation 28 January 2014 Hits: 8956
IPv6 Windows Command Line Examples 12 September 2013 Hits: 33300
Wireshark Name Resolution 12 September 2013 Hits: 6015
Wireshark Display Filter Cheat Sheet 12 September 2013 Hits: 11844
Using Wireshark to Capture on Remote Servers or Systems 12 September 2013 Hits: 9211
Upgrade Your Router/Gateway - Even If The Manufacturer Won't 12 September 2013 Hits: 3448
The Netsh Shell/Scripting Tool in Windows 12 September 2013 Hits: 6986
The CellStream TCPDUMP Cheat Sheet now available 12 September 2013 Hits: 6221
Teach Others How to Use Their Computer 12 September 2013 Hits: 2814
Setting Up an IPv6 Teredo Tunnel in Windows 7 12 September 2013 Hits: 12036
Setting up an IPv6 ISATAP Tunnel in Windows 7 12 September 2013 Hits: 7940
Setting up A Web Server in Ubuntu Server 10.x and greater 12 September 2013 Hits: 3923
Setting up a SSH Server in Ubuntu Server 10.x and above 12 September 2013 Hits: 3636
Setting up a 6to4 Tunnel in Windows 7 12 September 2013 Hits: 11810
Perhaps a top 10 Wireshark Display Filter List 12 September 2013 Hits: 8126
Links to Ubuntu IPv6 How To's 12 September 2013 Hits: 4603
Keeping your Windows PC Software Up to Date 12 September 2013 Hits: 8823
IPv6 Linux Command Line Examples 12 September 2013 Hits: 9487
IPv6 MAC OSx Command Line Examples 12 September 2013 Hits: 7723
Installing the Desktop for Ubuntu Server 12 September 2013 Hits: 3985
Fixing the Ubuntu 11.x User Interface 12 September 2013 Hits: 8538
Five Simple Steps to GNS3 Setup 12 September 2013 Hits: 6860
Experimenting with ICMPv6 12 September 2013 Hits: 5960
Experimenting with DHCPv6 12 September 2013 Hits: 8169
Enabling IPv6 on a Computer 12 September 2013 Hits: 9478
Using T-Shark 11 September 2013 Hits: 7867
Create ACL and Firewall Rules with Wireshark 11 September 2013 Hits: 8542
Cisco Router Tech Tips and "How To's" 11 September 2013 Hits: 3737
Apply Master to ALL Notes Pages in MS PowerPoint 11 September 2013 Hits: 9288
A Map of the Submarine Cable System 11 September 2013 Hits: 6485
A Linux Command Line Cheat Sheet 11 September 2013 Hits: 7728
World IPv6 Day on June 8, 2011 11 March 2011 Hits: 4876
The Ultimate Earth Status Screen 04 March 2011 Hits: 3808
Locate an IP Address on a World Map 04 March 2011 Hits: 5509
What Broadband services are offered in my area? 01 March 2011 Hits: 3659
Setting a new or Static IP in ESX VM Server 14 February 2011 Hits: 3460
Access Multiple Computers on a LAN or VM via Remote Desktop Connection 07 February 2011 Hits: 10432
Router and Switch Net Admin Tools - a basic list 05 February 2011 Hits: 6735
Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts 03 January 2011 Hits: 3989
Ethernet Cabling Fundamentals 29 December 2010 Hits: 4685
Shutting down a computer that appears unresponsive 22 December 2010 Hits: 2913
Identify Your Computers Components in Detail 12 December 2010 Hits: 4779
Dive Deep into Task Management for Windows 12 December 2010 Hits: 5423
Using Social Media for ROI 23 November 2010 Hits: 9212
Blocking Certain Sites Using Your Home Router 10 November 2010 Hits: 6592
Clean Up the Startup Folder with Autoruns Tool 25 October 2010 Hits: 3271
A Great Toolkit for Presenters - Zoomit! 25 October 2010 Hits: 4156
A better view of Processes and Internal Operations 25 October 2010 Hits: 4469
Sharing your desktop and allowing a user to control your PC 15 October 2010 Hits: 3476
Securing a Home or Small Business Network 06 October 2010 Hits: 4927
An IPsec VPN Lab Exercise 29 September 2010 Hits: 6297
Parenting the Internet 17 September 2010 Hits: 6712
What is the 'netstat' command, and what can it do? 10 September 2010 Hits: 20326
What is the 'arp' command, and how can I use it? 10 September 2010 Hits: 155431
Using a Dynamic DNS Service Instead of a Public IP 03 September 2010 Hits: 4589
Some Basic Troubleshooting Tips for the PC/Networking 03 September 2010 Hits: 9650
Determining What is Connected to a Customer LAN or WLAN 03 September 2010 Hits: 3830
Blocking Offensive Web Content 25 August 2010 Hits: 5148
How can I save Disk Space? 30 July 2010 Hits: 4221
Disabling IPv6 and IPv6 Tunnel Communications 12 August 2009 Hits: 12530
What maintenance should I run on my computer, if any? 09 November 2006 Hits: 4407
Troubleshooting Device Drivers 09 November 2006 Hits: 9298
Removing unused Device Drivers 09 November 2006 Hits: 6463
Faster Booting by cleaning out Windows Pre-Fetch Folder 09 November 2006 Hits: 4066

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